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Official Statement - Featherstone Rovers vs Halifax RLFC

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Once again a fantastic advert for Championship Rugby League has been overshadowed by a minority. The behaviour of those mindless individuals at the Featherstone Rovers V Halifax Northern Rail Cup Semi Final will not be tolerated. Anyone identified of being involved in fighting will be banned from the club for life.

Featherstone Chief Executive Simon Riley said ‘We have some mobile phone footage which we are reviewing to identify individuals, we also have a number of names of the people who started the trouble. These people are not true supporters of Featherstone Rovers and will therefore be banned. I urge anyone who has any mobile phone footage or can identify any individuals to come forward to the Police or the club, who will pass information to the police. Emails can be received to yourview@featherstonerovers.net or phone the club on 01977 702386. Any information brought forward will be treated with the strictest of confidence.'

He continued ‘Featherstone Rovers is an ambitious club looking to grow both on and off the field, we have strong relationships in the local community and with the local police. We have ambitious plans for redevelopment of the stadium and the surrounding areas, but unless we address the problem we have and root out the mindless minority we will never progress. I urge you to come forward with any information and I assure you we will act on it.'

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Once again a fantastic advert for Championship Rugby League has been overshadowed by a minority. The behaviour of those mindless individuals at the Featherstone Rovers V Halifax Northern Rail Cup Semi Final will not be tolerated. Anyone identified of being involved in fighting will be banned from the club for life.

Featherstone Chief Executive Simon Riley said ‘We have some mobile phone footage which we are reviewing to identify individuals, we also have a number of names of the people who started the trouble. These people are not true supporters of Featherstone Rovers and will therefore be banned. I urge anyone who has any mobile phone footage or can identify any individuals to come forward to the Police or the club, who will pass information to the police. Emails can be received to yourview@featherstonerovers.net or phone the club on 01977 702386. Any information brought forward will be treated with the strictest of confidence.'

He continued ‘Featherstone Rovers is an ambitious club looking to grow both on and off the field, we have strong relationships in the local community and with the local police. We have ambitious plans for redevelopment of the stadium and the surrounding areas, but unless we address the problem we have and root out the mindless minority we will never progress. I urge you to come forward with any information and I assure you we will act on it.'

Good decisive statement from the club, well done. And that statement is re-iterrated by the Halifax club on their web site. It is important that both clubs address this issue and whoever is found to be at fault (either club) should be banned for life. We ordinary, well behaved, passionate supporters do not need these idiots at our respective clubs.

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Just words.....lets see something happening to back them up

Shows that you havnt read other posts on the other thread.

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At the next home game the coach, captain and chairman should address the crowd before the game and tell these morons in no uncertain terms how disgraceful they are and that they should never darken the doorstep again. Hopefully this will be followed by a massive round of applause which will let these knuckle draggers know what the real fans think of them too.

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At the next home game the coach, captain and chairman should address the crowd before the game and tell these morons in no uncertain terms how disgraceful they are and that they should never darken the doorstep again. Hopefully this will be followed by a massive round of applause which will let these knuckle draggers know what the real fans think of them too.

Those louts will not be at the next home game; There will be nobody to fight with as Fev are at home to Toulouse;

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Personnally I think it's time for the silent majority of decent supporters of Featherstone to stand up and show the directors,coaching staff ,players and all staff and volunteers, that we care about this great club because if we don't who knows where this will end.Thursday night was a disappointment in more ways than one, It's taken me while tonight to post this message but hopefully we as supporters can be the catalyst to start helping to take this club forward in a more positive light.

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Good point I was thinking this , and do you mean have either club dealt with this.

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Ok so have the Club dealt with any of these people yet?

I don't know, but have Halifax dealt with their fans who were involved in the fighting and the morons who invaded the pitch at the end of the game? Or the 'Fax players who ran up to and goaded the Fev supporters at the Railway End?

Maybe both clubs are working together to identify all those involved.

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I don't know, but have Halifax dealt with their fans who were involved in the fighting and the morons who invaded the pitch at the end of the game? Or the 'Fax players who ran up to and goaded the Fev supporters at the Railway End?

Maybe both clubs are working together to identify all those involved.

both clubs and the police

check out tomorrow's p n' c express just for starters

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lets hope they are dealt with irrespective which club they come from but lets all know who they are and that action has been taken.... words are great deeds are much better

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both clubs and the police

check out tomorrow's p n' c express just for starters

Can't see out in the P+C Chris.

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thanks for the info Dave.

be assured things are happening

Well thats 63p I'll not see again!!! but Mr Riley has a patch on the P&C web site and if this is what you refer toas 'just for starters' well I'm afraid to say we have already had the starters and this is more of the same, I believe it is what is known as a politicians answer wordy without saying anything you do not already know.

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At least 2 will, they are regulars unfortunately. Problem is getting proof to take action and not relying on hearsay.

When you say regulars is that regular Rovers supporters or regular thugs?

I thought many people had seen and knew those involved along with 'mobile footage' or is that not the situation.

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At least 2 will, they are regulars unfortunately. Problem is getting proof to take action and not relying on hearsay.

When you say regulars is that as in Rovers fans or thugs?

From all the original comments it appeared that quite a few people knew the names of those involved and 'mobile footage' was available is that not the situation?

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Meaning what exactly? If you want to help the club then be open about it, if you don't then likewise. I am happy to get into a genuine debate and if you think the club should be doing more then say so but give us a clue what you would like them to do.As i have said, hearsay is one thing but the club need solid evidence.Perhaps Fax fans have it, maybe Fev fans can give the club statements, I don't know but this isn't just a Fev issue despite what some people think. I was threatened at a reserve game in Whitehaven for trying to ask a group of supporters a simple question, Fax fans were abusive at the Grand Final and Leigh fans were happy to get involved in trouble, add to that things that get reported about trouble at SL matches so the game as a whole need to work together to stamp the trouble out.

Hear hear.

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Meaning what exactly? If you want to help the club then be open about it, if you don't then likewise. I am happy to get into a genuine debate and if you think the club should be doing more then say so but give us a clue what you would like them to do.As i have said, hearsay is one thing but the club need solid evidence.Perhaps Fax fans have it, maybe Fev fans can give the club statements, I don't know but this isn't just a Fev issue despite what some people think. I was threatened at a reserve game in Whitehaven for trying to ask a group of supporters a simple question, Fax fans were abusive at the Grand Final and Leigh fans were happy to get involved in trouble, add to that things that get reported about trouble at SL matches so the game as a whole need to work together to stamp the trouble out.

I wanted to check the forum rules to see if I was in breach of them, it appears not. My comments/questions are valid and reasoned, prompted by the apparent lack of movement in dealing with these people from both clubs who have no right to be at games. COMMUNICATION is important

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